Civics & Government

Best Practice in Thoughtful Elementary Social Studies


Social Studies & the Young Learner Editorial Board-sponsored session on best practices in elementary school social studies.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Jeannette Balantic, Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, NY

Room: 
610
session id: 
523
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Balancing Literacy and Elementary Social Studies: A-Z Strategies


From primary sources to current events, today's teachers have tremendous access to information for balancing literacy with elementary social studies. This poster session shares tradebooks, technology and A-Z literacy strategies.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Judy Britt, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
676
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Learning about and Writing for Journals in the Social Studies


Editors of seven major journals in social studies education will provide overviews of their respective journals (purpose, audience, circulation, publication guidelines, etc.) for readers and prospective authors.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Patricia Avery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Ronald Banaszak, Aurora University, Aurora, IL; Chara Haeussler Bohan , Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Swan Kathy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Jeannet

Room: 
607
session id: 
64
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Healthcare & the Supreme Court: Understanding the Case and Decision


Join Street Law for an interactive exploration of federalism and the healthcare reform case decided by the Supreme Court in 2012. Receive interactive lesson plans about these topics.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Megan Hanson, Street Law, Inc., Silver Spring, MD; Cara Gallagher , Riverside Brookfield High School, Ridgewood, IL

Room: 
3B
session id: 
733
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Speaking in Seattle: When Protest is Protected Speech


From the Industrial Workers of the World to Occupy Seattle, the Pacific Northwest has long witnessed political protest. What protest is protected speech? What can governmnet regulate? Teaching materials provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Jean Luckowski, University of Montana, Missoula, MT; James Lopach, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Room: 
3A
session id: 
186
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Debating The U.S. Constitution in a Vibrant Democracy


James Madison Fellows share effective classroom teacher-developed lessons fostering critical thinking skills while engaging students in civil discourse when considering Constitutional issues of social justice and diversity in American society.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Ken DeMasi, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Mesa, AZ

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
591
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Civics and the NAEP: Are We Testing What We're Teaching?


Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress suggest that students persistently fail to achieve proficiency in civics. Could this stem from a mismatch between content standards and test questions?

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Robert Madden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
659
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Human Rights Education for Our Youngest Learners


This workshop will introduce the content and pedagogy of Human Rights Education (HRE) for Pre-K and elementary learners. Participants will be given activities to begin integrating HRE in their classrooms.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Sarah Herder, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN; Emily Farell, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
682
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Shaping Critical Thinkers through the Use of Current Events


Using current events in the classroom as a vehicle to reverse declining student interest in political, cultural, geographic awareness. Theoretical and practical models for improved student engagement of critical issues.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Patrick Womac, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Rory Tannebaum, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Room: 
605
session id: 
802
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